A Winston-Salem Vascular Doctor on CVI - Novant Health Vein Specialists

A Winston-Salem Vascular Doctor on Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Winston-Salem vascular doctorDr. Ray Workman, a Winston-Salem vascular doctor, explains chronic venous insufficiency and the new, minimally invasive treatments available to correct it.

What do the residents of Winston-Salem need to know about chronic venous insufficiency?

The best vein doctors in NC explain that chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, is a medical condition that underlies the development of varicose veins and other uncomfortable and unattractive symptoms. CVI develops when the little valves inside our veins responsible for propelling blood from our feet up to our heart become weakened or damaged. When these valves don’t work properly, blood more easily travels downward, thanks to gravity, pooling in the legs, feet, and ankles. This pooling can cause swollen legs and ankles, varicose veins, and indicates it’s time for a visit to a Winston-Salem vascular doctor.

CVI has a number of causes, including age, genetics, and lifestyle issues such as being overweight or obese, and living a sedentary lifestyle. At our NC varicose vein treatment center, we can determine whether you have CVI with a quick and painless venous health assessment, which will include a medical history interview and an examination of your legs, possibly with duplex ultrasound, to permit your NC vein doctor to “see” the veins deep beneath the skin. This is important to ensuring all insufficient veins receive the treatment they need.

CVI Treatments

Our treatments include sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, and endovenous ablation via laser or radiofrequency energy, and all of them are performed right at our Winston-Salem vein clinic. You’ll be in and out the same day and back at your usual activities, which is quite an improvement over the old days of vein stripping, which required a hospital stay.

If you have any questions about chronic venous insufficiency or any of the newest vein treatment procedures, please give us a call at 336-245-4890 or go online to schedule. We look forward to meeting you.


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